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Re: “Seceding from the Springs

Back in the 1970s the city council was called "The Club" and had an appetite for expansion that seemed like it would never be quenched. The annexation of Broadmoor, Ivywild, Stratmoor, Knob Hill, Chapel Hills, etc... frequently ended up in court. The Broadmoor annexation at least resulted in the requirement of an election before future annexations could proceed.

Colorado Springs even wanted to be a city and county government.

All the City could see was tax money at the end of the annexation rainbow. Now that all of that infrastructure, originally built by contractors and LIDs, is up for replacement or repair no one wants to pay up. Government, parks, or churches occupy what were core industrial areas further reducing community's ability to generate tax revenue and growth. All that is missing is a community pot garden that distributes communal weed tax free.

The Club got what it asked for. The City has grown too large to ever go back to the days of little towns ringing the City. It's time to pay the check.

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Posted by TheOutsider on 04/21/2015 at 12:30 PM

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